Wendy & James
Having grown up in Hong Kong and Thailand, Wendy has experienced much of what it means to be a TCK; the good, the awesome, and the not so fun. Together with the love of her life, James, she has been privileged to serve in Northern Asia, teaching her own three TCKs how to thrive, make time for fun and take over the world.
“I am so excited and honored to step into the role of leading the amazing TCK community that has ministered to me and my family for the majority of my life! I am excited to get to know our TCKs and their families and walk with them as they go to amazing people and places.”
Kevin And Robin
Kevin and Robin grew up as TCKs in West Africa. Robin was born in Liberia where her parents served as missionaries. At age 3, Kevin moved with his family to Sierra Leone as missionaries. Kevin and Robin met and starting dating in boarding school in Cote d’Ivoire. After graduating from high school in Cote d’Ivoire, Robin attended Houghton College where she received her degree in Education and French. Kevin studied at Southeastern University before transferring to Central Bible College where he finished his BA.
Robin and Kevin married in 1994, and soon were invited to serve as pastor of the Oak Grove Flint Hill Church in Walnut Grove, MO. From there they moved to Rensselaer, IN where they served as Youth/Associate Pastor of First Assembly of God. They eventually moved back to Springfield, MO where Robin taught French in the Springfield Public Schools, at Central Bible College and at Southwest Baptist University. Kevin worked at a credit union while completing his Master’s degree at Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.
In 2004, Kevin and Robin, along with their 3 children, moved to Nairobi, Kenya where they worked with TCKs at Rosslyn Academy. Rosslyn Academy is an international school with students from over 50 different countries. They served there until 2016 when they returned to the United States for furlough.
In 2018, the McGees transitioned to a role allowing them to work with TCKs all over the world. They love spending time with other TCKs and walking with them through the transitions associated with cross-cultural living as consultants for TCKI.
I am Austin Hines and I am a TCK who grew up in the wonderful countries of Zambia and Mozambique. They are both located on the beautiful continent of Africa. Over the course of my life, I was able to live in 4 countries and on 3 continents. At one point in my life, I lived on three different continents, in three consecutive years. I was 7 years old when my family moved to live and work in Zambia. We spent three years there and then moved to Mozambique where I spent the rest of my school years. We also spend a year in Portugal for language school prior to moving to Mozambique. I loved my experiences as a TCK and wouldn’t change them for the world. It was definitely hard at times, but looking back on it, I am so thankful for the experiences and world views that I have now as an adult. I received my degree in K-12 Physical Education and for the past four years I have served as an Elementary PE teacher and High School football coach. I recently joined the TCKI office to be able to help younger TCKs who are experiencing the same trials and struggles that I did as a kid. I feel like the things I learned can be things that I can translate as lessons for younger TCKs and hopefully be able to help them on their journeys. I want to see TCKs not just survive where they are living, but thrive in their countries and corners of the world they now call home.
There is an abundance of experiences in front of them and I want to help facilitate the healthy experience, of these amazing opportunities. I will be working on the soul care side of TCKI and will have the incredible opportunity to work with all of our TCKs around the world in various capacities. I am so blessed to be able to do what I am doing and know the importance of this role and do not take it lightly. I have experienced firsthand the impact the TCK office can have in a young person and what a critical role they can play in the healthy transition of young TCKs. I think TCKs are some of the most interesting and unique people in this world and I look forward to working with you all.
Hi! I’m a TCK from a Spanish speaking country, where we spend countless hours playing soccer in the dirt, drinking maté under the shade of Lapacho Trees, soaking up sunshine in the heart of South America. In 2006, I moved to the USA to pursue a degree a BS in Elementary Education from the University of Valley Forge. Funny thing was, education degree in hand, I ended up working in the social work, nonprofit world for a couple of years.
In 2012, I moved to the Democratic Republic of Congo to teach for two years, it was an awesome, formative experience. In 2015, I moved back to the USA to pioneer a new idea: connecting people to opportunities in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
Not too long ago, I was asked to come work with TCKs and I am loving the chance to coordinate the TCK Office, resource families, and invest in children, teens, and adults. Life is never dull in this community, and I love the adventure of living life alongside of people. I love Jesus, community, coffee, a good soccer game, hot weather, new experiences and TCKs!
My name is Taylor, and I’m a TCK from Ukraine and Russia. I graduated from university with a degree in International/Multicultural Studies. Fun fact: there are 4 colleges/universities on my transcript! A few years after university, I moved to India to live and work. The phrase “be flexible” is something that has been ingrained in me since childhood. It’s not always easy and sometimes I forget, but remembering it makes change and transition in life a bit easier to bear.
I am so thankful to be a part of the TCKI Office family, and I can’t wait to get to know you all more in the days and months ahead.
Hey everyone, my name is Phill and I’m so lucky and excited to get to work with the TCKI Office as the Resource Assistant.
I became a TCK when I was two years old and my family joined an organization that does work in every part of the world. I’ve called Missouri home for a long time but I hope that between working here in the office and being married to a TCK, that will change soon.
Speaking of, I’m married to an amazing TCK from Belgium, Katie (fun fact: we met working summer program together). We love the life that we lead together. We enjoy spending our evenings watching superhero movies, gaming with our friends, and cuddling with our pet cat Moira and dog Cal.
I graduated from college with a degree in Music Industry/Recording Technology and I hope to use that to write music for movies someday. In the meantime, I love writing my own music and helping other people create music of their own.
I’m looking forward to meeting you and working with you all!